Albury Wodonga Health

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Albury Hospital (02) 6058 4444
Wodonga Hospital (02) 6051 7111

Services

Paediatric Services and Children's Ward

Paediatric Services and Children's Ward

Paediatric (Child) Surgery

This is explained in detail in Perioperative.

Wodonga

Day only surgical cases for children are undertaken at Wodonga from the Day Procedure Unit.See Day Procedure Unit for more information.

Albury

The paediatric unit, Albury campus, is a 16 bed unit that caters for medical, surgical and mental health clients.The paediatric unit caters for children from 0-16 years of age.

We have four paediatricians that service the unit with one general paediatric surgeon that operates in the area. There are three ear nose and throat surgeons who also do paediatric surgery.

Visiting hours in the Paediatric unit are flexible for immediate family, other friends and family may visit between 0930-1300 and between 1500-2000. Parents are encouraged to spend as much time as they can with their children.

Facilities are available for one parent to stay with their child overnight. If staying overnight with a child, sofa beds are provided. Parents are able to purchase meal vouchers to have meals sent to the ward with their child's meals or meals can be otherwise be purchased at the hospital canteen or Cafe Pulse.

Children should bring with them:  Toiletries, pyjamas, favourite comforter (toy, dummy etc).

Potable DVD units, a wide range of DVD’s and toys are available for your child to use throughout their stay.

Staff are actively involved in undertaking educational programs with a paediatric focus to remain at the forefront of new medical advancements.

A Parents Guide to Hospitalisation

 OKEE APP helps Children

The free, game-based app, Okee in Medical Imaging, helps children aged four to eight years prepare for all medical imaging procedures, including X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and fluoroscopy.

The app is designed to reduce anticipatory fear of imaging procedures, while helping to ensure children attend imaging appointments equipped with the skills required for efficient and effective scans to be performed.

Royal Children's Hospital Educational Play Therapist, Siobhan Greene, who has worked with patients and families in the Royal Children's Hospital Medical Imaging department, said research showed children who were prepared for their procedures coped better.

 

See  the app in action here:

https://vimeo.com/royalchildrenshospital/okee              

 

Learn more and download for free:

www.rch.org.au/okee

  

 

The app was developed as a collaboration between the Medical Imaging department, Educational Play Therapy department and Educational Resource Centre at the RCH with digital agency Conduct.¬† Funding was generously provided by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation. The app is currently available for free on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets and can easily be found by searching for ‚ÄėOkee‚Äô or via the link above.

 

 

Last updated: 06-05-2015